The Norman Transcript

Local news

May 10, 2006

Norman, Noble, Little Axe juniors chosen for Boys State

Transcript Staff

Area high school juniors have been selected to attend the Oklahoma American Legion Boys State May 27 to June 3 at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M; College at Miami.

They are among 720 Oklahoma juniors selected by Legion members around the state and 20,000 young men who participate nationally. The weeklong program includes classroom study and a simulation of Oklahoma government including campaigns, debates and elections.

The first Boys State was held in 1939 in Illinois. By 1941, 34 states were conducting Boys States. Today, 49 states have programs. Oklahoma’s began in 1939 and has been held each year. An epidemic canceled one year in the 1940s.

Students selected from Norman Post 88 include Tony Cowart, Norman High, son of Ginger Morse; Gabe Snop, Norman High, son of Julian and Lynn Snop; Mark Kasulis, Norman High, son of Jack and Karen Kasulis; Xavier Bell, Norman High, son of Raymond and Phyllis Bell; Stephen Ibach, Norman High, son of Frank and Sherry Ibach; Brandon Patrick, Norman High, son of Larry and Laurie Patrick; Zachary Miller, Norman North High School, son of Mark and Darla Miller; Josh Lorenzen, Norman High, son of Ed and Micki Lorenzen; Tim Ashley, Norman High, son of Carmie and Anita Ashley; Alexander Cerda, Norman High, sponsored by Erika Cerda; Stephen McKee, home school, son of Michael and Jonee McKee; and Dustin McCoy, home school, son of Darin and Tracie McCoy.

Students selected from the Little Axe American Legion, Post 274, are Charles Ridgeway, son of Mike and Judy Ridgeway, and Greg Edmundson son of David and Doreen Edmundson. The Ridgeways live in the Little Axe area but Charles attends school at Norman High. Greg attends Little Axe High School.

The Legion posts raise the $150 costs for each boy to attend. This year’s sponsors include Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Pioneer Home Real Estate, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Alexander, Robert F. Summers, Marc Heitz Chevrolet, Fowler Motors, Cole Studio, David Fries, Ferguson Pontiac Buick and Reynolds Ford.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local news
  • N7 Sooners come together to serve Native American youth

    Whitney Wofford has faced some tough competition as a part of the Oklahoma tennis team. However, on Wednesday, Wofford may have taken on her biggest and most rewarding competition yet at the Sooners For N7 event at the Oklahoma football ...

    April 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • Chamber Banquet During annual banquet, Chamber of Commerce promotes moving Norman forward

    Amidst the backdrop of music, dancing, dinner and fellowship, business leader Mike Fowler announced that the time for a quality-of-life initiative in Norman has come. As incoming Norman Chamber of Commerce board chairman, Fowler and ...

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Symposium speaker Paul Polik: Commerce can help and bring millions out of poverty

    How to harness the power of commerce to address social and environmental challenges in sustainable ways was the topic of discussion at the University of Oklahoma Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth’s fourth annual Social ...

    April 18, 2014

  • Amber waves turn gray as farms lose younger generation

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Jerry Pfeiffer was thrilled when his son, Kelsey, 25, announced plans to return to the family’s farm in Orlando....

    April 18, 2014

  • Postal retiree luncheon set

    A postal retiree luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, 123 N. Interstate Drive in Norman. Diners will meet in the lobby. For more information, call Joyce Carle at 872-5157....

    April 18, 2014

  • Flapjack fundraiser set

    The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, will partner with the Global Outreach Team at Go Church to host a Flapjack Fundraiser on April 26. Proceeds raised will be used by team members to purchase ...

    April 18, 2014

  • OU Hornsemble goes to the movies

    The OU Hornsemble will present a concert of music from the cinema at 6 p.m. April 27 in the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall. Billed as “Movie-Time Music,” the ensemble will present a wide variety of cinematic music from the 1940s to the ...

    April 18, 2014

  • Woman bound over for trial

    A Slaughterville woman facing a manslaughter charge after the death of an 8-year-old child was bound over for trial this week after a preliminary hearing in Cleveland County District Court. Kimberly Dawn Wenthold, 29, was charged in ...

    April 18, 2014

  • MNTC campaign focuses on dangers of texting while driving

    Students enrolled in Moore Norman Technology Center’s Career Exploration Education class are taking a class project that they feel strongly about to an involved level within their community. They are raising awareness among their high ...

    April 18, 2014

  • Fighting to rid world of polio

    A small crutch leaned against a podium inside an Oklahoma Memorial Union room Wednesday evening. It was a prop, retrieved and held aloft by Shawn Arnold as he described his early battle with polio....

    April 18, 2014